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2020 Marijuana Business Symposium


Due to COVID-19 and the health and safety of our members, this event will now be VIRTUAL ONLY! 

The Marijuana Business Symposium offers insight into an emerging industry. Subjects like risk management, professional liability concerns, regulation, and business valuation take on unique characteristics because the marijuana business is growing rapidly. Industry leaders provide clarity that will benefit how you approach this field.

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Learning Objectives

To update CPAs providing services to marijuana businesses on the issues impacting this industry.

Major Topics

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Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
CPE Field of Study


Advanced Preparation


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Aug 13, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Total CPE Credits


Day 1

8:30 am
Emerging and Evolving Issues in Cannabis: An update on the industry Post COVID-19
Ron Seigneur and Jim Marty

Get an update on where the Cannabis industry is now and where it’s heading.

9:20 am
Marijuana Enforcement Division Update
Jim Burack

Get an update on current legislation and statistics.

10:10 am
10:20 am
Best Practices for the Cannabis Tax Practitioner
Bernie Taillon, CPA

Learn how to be a trusted advisor to your marijuana industry clients.

11:10 am
Financial Statement Audits of Cannabis Companies – A Discussion of Some of the Challenges that can be Encountered
Calvin Shannon

Learn how to navigate the challenges encountered in audits of cannabis companies.

12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Developing Intellectual Assets in Cannabis Despite Federal Illegality
Daniel Kramer

Given the need for businesses to secure intellectual property to show sophistication and entice investment, how are cannabis companies securing intellectual property assets?

1:50 pm
Hemp 2020, An Update
Jim Marty, David Bush Esq, and Kevin Pilarski

Learn what’s new in the hemp industry.

3:05 pm
3:15 pm
What We Have Learned in the Past Decade
Jim Marty, Ron Seigneur, and Bernie Taillon, CPA

Get insights from those who have been working in this industry since the beginning.
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